Autumn is the only season where corn stalks are judged by their personality as well as their performance in the talent competition. Get to know fall’s finest with today’s Groupon to Carleton Farm. Choose from the following options:
- For $13, you get admission for two adults to the Haunted Swamp Corn Maze (a $26 value). Choose from the following dates:
- Saturday, October 1
- Friday, October 7
Saturday, October 8<p>
- For $15, you get a package for a family of four to the day corn maze (a $32 value). Choose from the following dates:
- Saturday, October 1
- Sunday, October 2
- Saturday, October 8
- Sunday, October 9<p>
The package for the family of four includes:
- Two adult tickets (a $13 value)
- Two children’s tickets (a $9 value)
- Two children’s admissions to the play area (a $10 value)<p>
The expansive ground at Carleton Farm lends itself to the pleasures of vegetable growing, horse stabling, and delightful outdoor mazes. The Haunted Swamp Corn Maze challenges intrepid adult adventurers to explore the depths of personalized terror, as legends of spookily missing pets and dead bovines set an atmosphere of scares rivaled only by watching your doppelganger eat your hamburger. Stalks of corn 8 feet tall set the stage for the day maze, a 4-acre field carved with alluring paths, each of which is detailed on a provided map that guides families to seek out certain points and solve an overarching puzzle. Complimentary hay-rides transport guests to the on-site pumpkin patch, and, although not included with today’s Groupon, a pumpkin cannon is armed and waiting for cannoneers (additional fee of $2 for small pumpkin, $3 for large pumpkin). As parents stand nearby, children take full reign over the play area, climbing over haystack mountains, through hay mazes, and testing the mettle of rope mazes and zip swings.
In 1985, as ends meet became harder to make, the Carleton family sold its cows and closed its nearly 30-year-old dairy farm. Not to be deterred, Mary Carleton began selling pumpkins and sweet corn from a roadside stand three years later. Today, the Carletons continue Mary's efforts by cultivating 60 acres of produce, including english peas, zucchini, and green and purple beans. Along with their own veggies, the Carletons stock their farm market with organic raw milk, grass-fed beef, local honey, and handmade pies.
After a summer spent selling their produce, the Carletons unwind with guests for nearly two months of autumnal fun starting in September. A corn maze with stalks more than 9-feet high snakes through a 4-acre field in a different shape each year. Come dusk, a cornfield eerily transforms into the haunted swamp, which dares guests aged 12 and up to creep through its creature-filled labyrinth. The pumpkin patch teems with various-sized pumpkins ripe for plucking, while the pumpkin cannon launches gourds into the air in hopes that one will transform into Cinderella's private jet. The fenced kids' area further entices youngsters with a zip swing, tube slides, and a rope maze, and the play area inside the barn intrigues them with a rope swing and hay maze.
630 Sunnyside Blvd. SE
Lake Stevens, Washington 98258